More than just a simple chronology of dates and facts, this touching biography about the author's beloved mother, Kakki, captures both her spirit and her heart and demonstrates how any person is really an extraordinary person. It presents a lively account of a warmly human woman living an ordinary life with its good times and bad times and dealing with whatever life gives her. These remarkable stories span five decades of life shared by mother and daughter. The retelling of the mother/daughter role reversal that occurred after Kakki's manifestation of Alzheimer's is handled with grace and dignity. A woman with both a strong moral compass and firm Christian beliefs, Kakki leaves an incredible legacy for her child. A fluid and natural storyteller, C.D. Collins shares what she has learned about the human heart and its resilience in this unique memoir of a well-loved mother, whose example made a strong case for motherhood being the highest calling of all.
Pressing on the Blessed Journey Alongside a Daughter with an Eating Disorder
We never know how we'll deal with adversity until it confronts us. Elna Loodus was in many ways a typical mother, doing her best to balance her career and family with her anxiety disorder and spiritual needs. When her teenaged daughter Carly became seriously ill with anorexia nervosa, Elna sought help in books written from a Christian perspective about how to best support her, but couldn't find the guide she needed. So she created one. This volume lovingly and earnestly documents the journey Elna and Carly undertook to regain their health, and offers practical tips, encouragement, and most importantly hope for other families on similar paths. It is a testament to the adage that a mother's love for her children knows no bounds and to the power of God's healing grace.
The Love Letter Your Daughter Will Cherish for a Lifetime. No matter where life takes your daughter in the future, you can take steps now to make sure she always knows how loved and valued she is–by you and by God. Filled with twenty-one undated sets of entry pages that you can complete–one per year, reflection, or special event–this personal love gift will bless your cherished daughter’s life for decades to come.